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Jane Austen’s Style of Humour

Author : Dr. Ashok Kumar ‘Priydarshi' 1

Date of Publication :12th August 2020

Abstract: The vision of life presented by Austen in her novels is comic with a tinge of Neo-classical morality. However, the range of subject-matter and the scope of its treatment in her novels are very limited. Her comic art does not provide her with the freedom of going into the bottom of man’s heart to explore and measure its depths. She never gets preoccupied with the inner consciousness of her characters. She keeps herself confined to the outer surface of the gentle lives and dwells upon those aspects, which come under the need of her comic art.

Reference :

    1. Thomas Hobbes, ‘The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malesbury’ Vol. 4. edited by Sir W. Molesworth, [John Bohn London, 1840] P. 5.
    2. A. Schopenhauer, ‘The World as Will and Repesentation, Eng. translation by E.F.J. [Payne Indian Hills, Colorado, The Falcomis Wing] 1956. P. 76.
    3. W. Hazlitt, ‘Lectures on English Comic Writers’, [Russell & Russell, New York, 1969] P. 1.
    4.  Stephen Leacock, ‘Humour Its Theory and Technique’, [Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1935] P. 11.
    5. P. G. Wodehouse ‘A Century of Humour’, [Hutchinson, London, 1934] P. 13.
    6. F. L. Lucas, ‘Style’, [Cassell & Company, London, 1955] P. 39. 7. Jane Austen, ‘Emma’ [John Murray, London, 1815] P. 178.
    7. Mary Lascelles, ‘Jane Austen and Her Art’, [Oxford, London, 1939] P. 107.
    8. Jane Austen, ‘Northanger Abbey’, [John Murray, London, 1817] P. 13.
    9. Ibid., P. 200.
    10. Jane Austen, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, [T. Egerton, Whithall, London, 1813] PP. 57–58. 12. Jane Austen, ‘Mansfield Park’, [T. Egerton, Whithall, London, 1814], P. 345.
    11.  Jane Austen, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, [T. Egerton, Whithall, London, 1811], P. 42.
    12. Ibid., of (2) P. 5.
    13. Jane Austen, ‘Persuasion’, [John Murry, London, 1818], P. 55.

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